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I was getting frustrated that I hadn't ovulated, so on June 30th, I had some blood tests done at my doctors' office.
That morning, I got a positive OPK but I figured I'd still have them run the test anyways. Temp spike confirmed that I ovulated on July 1st, CD21 for me.
Drs office got the results today, they said I had low progesterone and "quite elevated" estrogen levels.
(I didn't think to ask for the exact number)
Anyone have this issue? I haven't really started looking into it online yet, but I figured someone here probably knew what it meant.
Edit: am I crazy? Isn't your estrogen supposed to be high the day before ovulation? I mentioned this to the nurse, she went to tell the doctor and she came back and said that the doctor doesn't think that the ovulation should have anything to do with it. I'm thinking I need a new doctor...
It's a girl! Can't wait to meet our little Emily!
Last edited by Scarlet Starlet; July 11th, 2012 at 03:15 PM.
I'm in the same boat. Low progesterone, wonky estrogen. But I have not been able to figure any of it out. Let me know what they say and please get a second opinion. I went to three different doctors and two said completely different things and I am waiting to hear from the third one if there is a thyroid issue. Ugh! GL!
Mindy & Josh Expecting our first little pumpkin together October 8th!!
Clare is correct if you haven't ovulated then your estrogen should be high and progesterone will be low. After ovulation it is reverse. Sounds like they are going on a "standard" cycle and cd21 testing which is NOT the same for everyone. To get an accurate progesterone level it needs to be tested 7 days past O. I would love to know what your numbers are.
I have very low progesterone myself and many women who have this issue are estrogen dominate. Also they need to do the progesterone draw at 7 dpo, not just cd 21. Not everyone ovulates on cd 14. So 7 dpo will give you the actual progesterone number, before then the number is not accurate.